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IT‘S APOCALYPTICA NOW FOR DIGICO, AS HEAVY METAL CELLISTS TOUR WORLDWIDE

Although a quartet of classically-trained cellists playing heavy metal seems a most unlikely phenomenon to take the musical world by storm, since 1993 Finnish band Apocalyptica has been gaining an ever-growing fan base by doing precisely that.
With a new album ‘Worlds Collide‘ just released, the band has now set off on a major, two year world tour, with a DiGiCo D5 console at front of house and a D1 at monitors
The band‘s FoH engineer Michael Bauer has been a DiGiCo user since 2003 when, with no real training, he did his first show on a DiGiCo console with the Leningrad Cowboys. more

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Sony’s New All-in-One Videoconferencing System

PARK RIDGE, N.J., Oct. 13, 2007 – Sony Electronics is expanding its IPELA ® line of Internet protocol (IP)-based collaborative communications products with the new PCS-TL33 videoconferencing system.
Designed for desktop use or for small meeting spaces, the new system is network-ready and features a built-in digital PTZ (Pan/Tilt/Zoom) camera, speakers and a microphone in a slim, lightweight body.
“As the quality of IP networks improves, business work styles are changing to include more effective use of communication tools to the point where compact, easy-to-use systems can function in a variety of ways,” said Mike Sekiguchi, general manager of Sony‘s IPELA Visual Communications group. “This new system is perfectly suited to the changing work styles of business professionals, serving as a desktop computer system or as an effective multi-point collaborative conferencing tool.”
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Trygvesta Chooses Medialon for Innovative Business Lab

TrygvestaMedialon has helped TrygVesta, the second-largest supplier on the Nordic market for general insurance, inspire employees to develop new ideas with an innovative business lab in Denmark.

Danish AV company AVC set up the lab where all audio, video and lighting functions are controlled by Medialon Manager. The lab is a large space which can be divided and controlled as if it were several meeting rooms featuring projectors, smart boards, DVD players, touch panels, LED lighting and conventional lighting. more

Biamp Spearheads InfoComm AV Week To Promote Awareness Of Audio Video Technology In Oregon

Rob Drake, Mayor Of Beaverton, Signs Proclamation That Acknowledges AV Contribution To Communication, Entertainment And Education, Declares Week Of October 21-27, 2007 as AV Week.

BEAVERTON, OREGON, October 16, 2007 — Underscoring the contribution of audio video technology and members of the AV community to the advancement of entertainment, education and communication, Mr. Rob Drake, Mayor of Beaverton, Oregon today joined with Beaverton-based Biamp Systems and industry advocacy group, InfoComm, to officially declare October 21-27 as AV Week. A host of companies and organizations from around the world will celebrate AV Week with special events at schools, job fairs and community outreach activities. To learn more about the AV industry, please visit www.infocomm.org. more

A.C.T Lighting Launches East Coast Training On grandMA

A.C.T Lighting, exclusive distributor of grandMA consoles in North America, is pleased to announce that it has begun offering grandMA training at its Hackensack, New Jersey office. Sessions, consisting of small groups in a comfortable, no-pressure environment, will be led by Tara Kusky who recently joined A.C.T. Lighting as East Coast Training Manager. more

ITC Introduces Industry‘s First Instant Tool-less European Coaxial Connectors

IRVINE, Calif. — Oct. 8, 2007 — ITC (Instant Tool-less Connector), a division of The Quest Group (parent company of AudioQuest), announces its new cost-effective series of coaxial connectors specifically designed for A/V installers in Europe and other regions with the same connector standards. ITC’s novel, patented system provides a quick and cost-effective alternative to soldering or compression methods. more

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Life|ware Ready Program Grades Media Center Consoles

LIFE|WARE READY PROGRAM SETS BENCHMARKS FOR MEDIA CENTER CONSOLES

First-of-its-kind program establishes performance, environmental and product feature ratings for Life|media servers and third-party Windows Media Center-based consoles.

Columbus, OH – October 4, 2007 – Life|ware™, the leader in Microsoft Windows® Media Center hardware and software development, has created the Life|ware Ready™ program to rate vital aspects of their own Life|media™ servers as well as third-party Microsoft Windows Vista® entertainment-based consoles. more

AMX Acquires UK-Based ProCon Technology

RICHARDSON, Texas – Oct. 2, 2007 – AMX® announced today that it has acquired ProCon Technology, a UK-based manufacturer of audio/video (A/V) switching and control equipment. With this acquisition, AMX‘s product portfolio will include a new line up of configurable control keypad systems, switchers and distribution amplifiers specifically designed to simplify the way people interact with, and use, A/V equipment in simpler, single-room environments. more

Tecom Launches the TechPod All-in-One Multimedia Lectern at GVExpo 2007

TechPod InteractiveGovernment facilities and Israel Defense Forces Already Benefit from TechPod Technology

Ramat Gan, Israel, 17 September 2007 - Tecom is pleased to announce the launch of the TechPod Multimedia Lectern at the Annual Government Video & Technology Expo 2007 (GVExpo 2007). The TechPod provides trainers with an easy-to-use lectern featuring complete Audio Visual control in one unit, using a single, button-based control panel. GVExpo will be held November 14-16 at the Washington, DC Convention Center, and Tecom will be in booth #1141. more

University of Virginia Selects Visix for Unified Communications Solution

Atlanta, GA — Visix, Inc., a leading developer of web-enabled communications software, has been selected to provide the University of Virginia (U.Va.) with a sophisticated, campus-wide communication solution to deliver relevant news, information and emergency alerts to students, faculty and staff. An integrated suite of application tools will deliver timely content to thousands of overlapping endpoints including flat-screen displays, projectors, desktops, cell phones and RSS enabled devices. more

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